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Philadelphia, PA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 83
Total Sleeping Rooms 16,818
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,408
Committable Meeting Rooms* 90
Convention Center Space 804,120 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 679,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 55,408 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $168
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $64
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $139
*Maximum for a single hotel

Philadelphia, PA Things to Do and Attractions

Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross is the seamstress believed to have sewn the first American flag. While no written proof exists, oral history points to the belief that in 1777, George Washington, Robert Morris and George Ross visited Betsy Ross, a furniture upholsterer,

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Independence Hall

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Constructed between 1732 and 1756 to serve as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania, Independence Hall is the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. Today's guided

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Liberty Bell Center

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A Philadelphia mainstay since 1915, the famed Liberty Bell is located adjacent to Independence Hall. Housed in the newly-renovated Liberty Bell Center, the bell hangs from what is believed to be its original yoke, which is made from American elm. The

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National Constitution Center

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Philadelphia's 160,000-square-foot National Constitution Center is dedicated to increasing the public understanding of and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution and its contemporary relevance. Numerous high-tech exhibits, artifacts and interactive

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art's impressive collection, ranging from Renaissance to modern art, spread out among its 200 galleries makes it the 3rd largest art museum in the United States. The museum is also home to more than 80 period rooms,

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32° Philadelphia

The stylish 32° lounge, located in the Philadelphia nightspot of Old City, has enjoyed an extensive celebrity following since its 2002 opening. Its DJ-spun, high-energy music, premium cocktails and bottle service, vintage champagnes and rare cognacs

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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

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The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is a guided tour that takes visitors to 20 sites over a 75-minute, 1.25-mile journey. Award-winning tour guides tell the story of Philadelphia at stops such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Betsy

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Continental

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Since its 1995 opening, the Continental restaurant and martini bar has been a mainstay in Philadelphia's fashion-forward Old City neighborhood. In fact, it is the city's first martini bar and the place to be seen to this day. A restored stainless

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Denim

Nestled in Philadelphia's upscale Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, the popular Denim lounge is a posh, upscale locale known for its designer crowd. Patrons take a denim-upholstered elevator to the second-story lounge, location of the metallic fringed

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Devil's Alley

An ideal spot for happy hour, Devil's Alley is a narrow, cement-walled space that does indeed resemble an alley. Lit by glowing red lamps, the bar's sleek, dark atmosphere is accented by hanging plants and an open-air balcony overlooking busy

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Italian Market

Spanning 10 blocks along Ninth Street in South Philadelphia, the Italian Market is one of the largest open-air markets in the United States. Operating for more than 100 years, the market is home to over 100 vendors specializing in fresh produce,

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Philadelphia in the Movies Tour

Philadelphia is a popular destination for filming major movies and shows, including such blockbusters as The Sixth Sense, Rocky, National Treasure and of course Philadelphia. The Philadelphia in the Movies Tour explores 38 sites

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Reading Terminal Market

Established in 1892, the Reading Terminal Market is the nation's oldest continuously operating farmers' market. Located on the ground floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the market has more than 80 unique merchants offering fresh fare,

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Ride the Ducks

The Ride the Ducks tour is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to tour the historic streets of Philadelphia and cruise along the Delaware River, both on the same vehicle. The Ride the Ducks vehicle functions as both a bus and a boat. Guests

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Rittenhouse Row

Rittenhouse Square has been the city's most fashionable residential neighborhood since the second half of the 19th century. Chic and stylish, the neighborhood's Rittenhouse Row is now the place to go for luxury shopping and dining in Philadelphia.

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South Street

Philadelphia's South Street is a vibrant Bohemian locale that attracts both visitors and Philadelphia residents alike. Guests should expect to mingle with a diverse mix of both teenagers and adults, making South Street an ideal people-watching locale

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Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre, located in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood, not only features delicious authentic Cuban fare, but also offers the largest selection of rum in the city. Serving up contemporary interpretations of traditional Cuban cuisine, Cuba Libre

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Le Bec-Fin

Perhaps the most well-known restaurant in Philadelphia, Le Bec-Fin specializes in fine French cuisine. A long-standing recipient of the renowned Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards, Center City's Le Bec-Fin has been a Philadelphia landmark

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Morimoto

One of Philadelphia's most upscale dining establishments, Morimoto is owned by famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Located just one block from Independence Hall in the Historic District, the award-winning Morimoto serves cutting-edge, contemporary

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Moshulu

Moshulu offers the closest waterfront dining possible in the city, as the restaurant is located on the world's largest four-mastered sailing ship, permanently docked at Philadelphia's Penn's Landing. The ship was once a floating warehouse, as well as

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Pod

The wildly futuristic, sleek restaurant Pod is known for its one-of-a-kind seating and sumptuous Pan-Asian dim sum and sushi. The 160-seat restaurant, located in the University City district, features all-white decor, including acrylic tables and

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Adventure Aquarium

Located less than a mile away from Center City Philadelphia in New Jersey, the Adventure Aquarium features 200,000 square feet of marine and wildlife exhibits. The aquarium opened in 2005 after a massive $53 million renovation and expansion of the

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Please Touch Museum

Operating since 1976, the Please Touch Museum is Philadelphia's award-winning experience designed for kids ages 1 to 7. The museum is dedicated to creating learning opportunities through play. Permanent exhibits feature oversized props and hands-on

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Sesame Place

Sesame Place, located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia, is the country's only theme park based on this popular children's show. The 14-acre Sesame Place, geared towards children ages 2 to 13, features an expansive water park, rides and live

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The Franklin Institute Science Museum

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Philadelphia's Franklin Institute Science Museum is Pennsylvania's most-visited museum. Its innovative, hands-on exhibits captivate kids and adults alike. Visitor favorites include the Great Heart, a 5,000-square-foot giant walk-through heart that

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The Philadelphia Zoo

The first zoo chartered in the United States, the Philadelphia Zoo has delighted guests since its 1859 opening; in fact, more than 1.1 million people visit the zoo each year. Located just two miles from Center City in Fairmount Park, the 42-acre zoo

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Fairmount Park

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The country's largest landscaped park, Philadelphia's 9,200-acre Fairmount Park covers 10 percent of Philadelphia's land. Fairmount Park is comprised of 63 regional and neighborhood parks and is the perfect locale for relaxing picnics, off-path

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Japanese House and Garden (Shofuso)

Shofuso, tucked away in Philadelphia's West Fairmount Park, is a re-creation of a 16th century traditional Japanese house and garden. Made of strong, lightweight hinoki wood with no structural nails, the house consists mostly of removable wood and

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Morris Arboretum

The University of Pennsylvania's Morris Arboretum is a 92-acre Victorian landscape garden that features more than 13,000 labeled plants of 2,500 types. Serving as the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum represents

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